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Published: 2013/01/01

Perpetual Groove Have Pink Floyd on Their MInd

The classic Perpetual Groove lineup closed their first full year since reuniting at Atlanta, GA’s Center Stage. Band staples Brock Butler (guitar, vocals), Adam Perry (bass) and Albert Suttle (drums) originally reunited with longtime member Matthew McDonald (keys, vocals) last New Year’s Eve and have had a banner year throughout 2012.

Last night’s show had three distinct sets. The first set was an all acoustic solo segment which opened with a new Perry solo song. The band’s second set contained several different segues, including a segment opening run from “Twist” into “Stealy Man” and a version of “Cabulo Monstrosity” that hugged Johnny Cash’s “God is Gonna Cut You Down.”

Midnight fell during Perpetual Groove’s third set. They opened their New Year’s segment with a cover of Pink Floyd’s “Us & Them” that bled into Pink Floyd’s “Any Colour You Like” and the traditional “Auld Lang Syne.” Atlanta saxophonist Gary Paulo and guitarist Michael Blair joined Perpetual Groove for the three-song stretch of songs. Then, Perpetual Groove segued into “Speed Queen,” “Green Tea” and Two Shores.” Later in the night, they encored with David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” and the end of “Speed Queen.”

Perpetual Groove will kick off their winter tour at Auburn, AL’s Skybar Cafe on January 17.

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via Perpetual Groove’s homepage

Monday, December 31, 2012, Center Stage Atlanta,GA

Set I (all acoustic):
Adam Perry Solo Song
It Starts Where it Ends
My Favorite Color
Three Weeks
Only Always

Set II:
Twist>
Stealy Man>
Cairo
Holy Ship
Cabulo Monstrosity>
God is Gonna Cut You Down>
Cabulo Monstrosity>
Stealy Man

Set III:
Us & Them*#>
Any Colour You Like*#>
Auld Lang Syne*#>
Speed Queen>
Green Tea>
Two Shores
Lemurs
Paper Dolls
Sweet Oblivious Antidote>
Green Tea

E:
Space Oddity>
Speed Queen

*Gary Paulo #Michael Blair on guitar

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Unquestionable B January 2, 2013, 10:24:14

This was a great show! Loved every minute of it. Acoustic opening set with a nice surprise. Felt like home after many years of not seeing any Perpetual Groove. Reminded me of why I loved this band and would see them any chance I got. Happy New Year!

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